'I can't praise your bravery high enough,' Harry told Police during a visit to Manchester yesterday
Prince Harry praised police and riot responders during a visit to a police headquarters in Manchester yesterday, speaking of his ‘shock and outrage’ at the violence which sprung up around the country two weeks ago.
During the trip, Harry toured the Salford Precinct to see the damage to shops and houses that occurred during the riots, before visiting Pendleton police station to talk to those who were on duty during the incident.
After hearing how angry protestors ‘threw rocks and bricks’ at police trying to stem the violence, the Prince praised officers for doing a ‘fantastic job’.
‘I think it’s fantastic what you guys have done to keep a lid on it. It seems really quiet out there in Salford now,’ he told police at the station.
‘You all did a fantastic job on the night and it’s great to see Manchester and Salford back on its feet.
‘As an army officer I really respect the work you guys do and I can’t praise your bravery high enough.’
Earlier this year it was revealed Harry will return to Afghanistan in 2012, as an Apache helicopter pilot.